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Small Cities 2016

The Villages, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 20      Population: 125,000

The 2016 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     16  112.09 
1-yr Job Growth2     15  11  101.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     103  111.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     115  103.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5     57  32  12  145  9872.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     76  32  24  124.94 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     22  93  99.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     175  174  164  146  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     125  129  135  126  1.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)